Visitor falls while hiking near Secret Falls

WAILUA — Firefighters responded to a call of a female hiker in distress Friday afternoon near Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls, in Wailua.

Police dispatch was notified of the incident at around 2 p.m., when a 66-year-old California woman apparently fell while hiking along the trail with a tour group.

Firefighters from the Kapaa and Kaiakea fire stations hiked into the trail and located the woman, who was being tended to by the tour guide and a family member.

Rescuers were prepared to hike the woman out of the area using a Stokes litter, but requested Air 1 assistance due to the hazardous condition of the trail.

Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 then transported the injured woman to Wailua Homesteads Park, where awaiting medics transported her to Wilcox Hospital.

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